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European Championships U20 Basketball (Men)

Division A  Division B  
Play-Off bracket1

Next Day Schedule

Day 7 (Finals)

11-12 Place
Serbia 50% Jul.24 Israel
13-14 Place
France Jul.24 Belgium 95%
3-4 Place
Turkey 66% Jul.24 Germany
5-6 Place
Italy 50% Jul.24 Latvia
7-8 Place
Czech R. 50% Jul.24 Ukraine
9-10 Place
Slovenia Jul.24 Sweden 80%
Lithuania Jul.24 Spain 70%
Next Day Schedule

Day 8 (Finals)

11-12 Place
Portugal Jul.24 Ireland 53%
13-14 Place
Belarus 50% Jul.24 FYR Macedon
15-16 Place
Holland 58% Jul.24 Slovakia
3-4 Place
Greece 50% Jul.24 Croatia
5-6 Place
Poland 50% Jul.24 Bosnia
7-8 Place
United Kingd 50% Jul.24 Georgia
9-10 Place
Romania Jul.24 Russia 74%
Iceland Jul.24 Montenegro 54%
Second Stage starts in Division B - Jul 18, 2012

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Group E
Bulgaria - Belgium 62-82
Belgium beat the hosts of the U20 European Championship in Division B. Belgium surprised Bulgaria 82:62 in the start of the Second Stage. Belgium looked better in the first period and grabbed 22:20 lead. Thanks to more than 700 fans Bulgaria bounced back with 17-12 in the second period and took 37:34 at the halftime. Belgium however proved their ambitions in the second half. They won the third period 18-12 and added 30-13 in the last stanza. Elias Lasisi (192-G/F-92) and Steinbach led the way with 19 points each, while Schwartz netted 17. Obasohan Ojomoh (183-PG-93) collected 10 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Pavlin Ivanov (195-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) finished the game with 11 points and Simeonov as well as Dimitrov had 10 points each. Tenchev and Boyanov poured in 9 points apiece.

Israel - Poland 76-73
Israel beat Poland and tied all the records in Group E at 1-1. Israel grabbed a narrow 76:73 victory as four teams in the group will play for the top place in the next games. Both teams nailed 22 points each in the first period and then Poland managed to grab 1-point lead at the halftime. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G-93) made a dunk and after Or Solomon (197-F-93) sent the teams to the lockers at 39:38 Polish lead. The third quarter was decisive in the game and brought 22-12 for the Israeli team. Blayzer nailed three and then added a free throw for 60:51 advantage. No matter how hard the Polish team tried to tie the game they could reduce only to 2 points. Later Altit and Karnowski exchanged for the final result. Dawson top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Or Solomon netted 17. Bar Timor (191-PG-92, agency: Avi Zilberman) posted 15, while Guy Lavie (188-PG-92, agency: Ronsport) chipped in with 11. Karnowski finished the game with 19 points in the losing effort, while Mateusz Ponitka and Michalak added 15 apiece.

Group F
Croatia - Czech Republic 67-92
Czech Republic easily rolled over Croatia in the start of the Second Stage at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic improved to 2-0 record in Group F after 92:67 win. Czech Republic erupted with 26:8 after the first period and added massive 30-8 in the second frame. They did not care a lot about the second half and as a result Croatia won both quarters. At first Croatia won the third period 21-19 and then finished the game with 29-17 in the last period. It was enough however to reduce to 25 points. Vaclav Honomichl (189-G-92) nailed the last 7 points for the winners to seal a 92:67 victory. Martin Kriz (202-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Balvin added 19 points and 10 boards. Jaromir Bohacik (197-G/F-92) scored 19, whilst Sotnar and Vaclav Honomichl posted 11 each. Krstanovic delivered 19 points in defeat, while Sirko scored 16. Rogic notched 13 and Vukovic nailed 7.

United Kingdom - Finland 64-67
Finland open Day 6 successfully at the U20 European Championship. The Finnish side beat Great Britain 67:64 in the start of the Second Stage. Finland started with 20:18 in the first period, but the team from Great Britain bounced back with 19-13 in the second frame as they grabbed 37:33 halftime advantage. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93) increased the lead at 41:33, but his team could not win. Seppala and Dolenc reduced to 55:53 and Finland kept the opponents scoreless for about 10 minutes. Aleksi Akpaso (192-SG-92) and Kopio closed the game from the free throw line for the narrow win. Alex Murphy (203-F-93) paced all the winners with 14 points and Caven netted 13. Aleksi Akpaso delivered 12, while Kopio added 9. Fraser ended up with 21 points in the losing effort. Devon Van Oostrum posted 20, while Sayers had 7.

Group G
FYR Macedonia - Slovakia 60-80
Slovak Republic tastes the initial win in Sofia at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The team overcame F.Y.R. of Macedonia 80:60 at the Classification Round for 9th to 18th Place. Slovak Republic had nothing to lose and started with 21:18 in the first period. They added 18-10 in the second frame and never looked behind after. F.Y.R. of Macedonia replied with 21-19 in the third quarter but could not match the opponents in the last stanza. Slovak Republic finished the game with 22-11 in the last to win the campaign. Moravek top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Galata collected 16 points and 11 boards. Peter Kancir (187-G-92) nailed 13 and Luley had 12. Stajic ended up with 12 points in the losing effort and Krstevski as well as Markovski had 10 each. Aleksandar Kostadinov (200-PF-93) followed them with 8 points in a loss.

Austria - Luxembourg 108-64
Austria takes 2-0 in Group G of the Classification Round for 9th to 18th Place in Division B. The Austrian side celebrated a 108:64 victory over Luxembourg. Austria won the opening tip 8:0 and Daniel Friedrich (182-PG-92) scored for 14:2. Mair and Bellwald closed the first period at 26:18, while Gvozden drove a lay-up for 32:18. Later Kutschera and Hopfgartner sent the teams to the lockers at 51:35. Austrai played even better in the second half and produced two victories. They won the third period 29-11 and finished the game with 28-18 in the last stanza. Daniel Friedrich paced all the winners with 21 points, while Kramer collected 20 points and 14 boards. Erwin Zulic (200-F-92) nailed 16 and Hopfgartner had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Luc Breuskin (186-F-92) ended up with 14 points in defeat, while Tom Welter (186-G-93) scored 11.

Group H
Denmark - Switzerland 78-47
Denmark destroy the Swiss side in Sofia at the Classification Round for 9th to 18th Place. The Danish side did not have any difficulties reaching 78:47 win at the U20 European Championship. Denmark improved to 2-1 record, while Switzerland is with 1-1 record. Denmark won all the quarters in the game and easily started with 27-16 in the first period. They added 19-9 in the second quarter to take 46:25 after Soren Dossing (185-G-92)'s three-pointer. Denmark produced a 19-13 surge in the third period and finished the game with 13-9 in the last stanza. Soren Dossing and Olsen top-scored for the winners with 15 points each. Levene notched 10, while Alexander Birketoft (202-C-93) added 9. Savoy ended up with 9 points in the losing effort, while Jules Stalder (190-SG-93) and Bozovic scored 8 each.

Hungary - Belarus 60-70
Belarus won over Hungary in Division B of the U20 European Championship. The team improved to 1-2 record after 70:60 victory at the Classification Round for 9th to 18th Place. It was Hungary that started with 18:15 in the first period. Both teams nailed another 15 points in the second frame for 3-point advantage at the halftime. Vitali Liutych (198-SG-92) tied the game at 34:34 and he closed a run at 45:L36 midway through the third quarter. Suhaniaka made a free throw to close the third quarter at 50:43. Belrus led 17 points in the middle of the last stanza but satisfied with 10. Kovacs and Krisztian Tursics (185-G-92) reduced to 70:60 that was the final result in the game. Vitali Liutych top-scored for the winners with 25 points, while Anton Papruha (190-PG-93) nailed 12. Aheyenka followed them with 11 points in a win. Meszaros produced 14 points in the losing case and Kovacs added 8.

Lithuania and Spain to clash for title in Helsinki - 1 day ago

SEMIFINALS Turkey - Lithuania 64-68 Lithuania advanced into the Final in Helsinki. They rallied past Turkey in the semifinal clash. Martynas Sajus (207-C-96) and Ignas Fiodorovas (196-SG-96) had 17 points each for the Baltic side. Turkey secured a 24:16 lead after ten minutes. Lithuania cut the deficit in the next two quarters. The Baltic side pulled within 4 points at the final intermission. Lithuania went on a 21:13 run in the fourth quarter and snatched the victory. Kristupas Zemaitis...   [read more]

Kari Jonsson
Division B. Iceland and Montenegro enter Final in Chalkida - 1 day ago

SEMIFINALS Iceland - Greece 70-67 Iceland shocked the crowd in Chalkida as they eliminated Greece from the title race tonight. Kari Jonsson (190-G-97) came up with 29 points and 8 rebounds as Iceland advanced into Final and sealed their Division A birth. Greece posted a 37:32 halftime advantage. But Iceland stepped up defensively in the second half. They held the Hellenes to just 12 points in the third term and pulled ahead for a 2-point lead. Iceland sank 19 points in the fourth quarter...   [read more]

Spain, Germany, Lithuania and Turkey enter semifinal stage in Helsinki - 2 days ago

Quarterfinals Spain - Latvia 79-70 Spain fired past Latvia to pave their way into the semifinal stage in Helsinki. Francisco Alonso (190-G-96) posted 26 points to lead the winners. Spain piled up a 46:39 halftime lead. They extended the margin at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Latvia narrowed the gap in the fourth frame but could not avoid the defeat. Marc Garcia (199-SF-96) chipped in 14 points for the winners. Rihards Lomazs (187-G-96) responded with game-high 31 points for L...   [read more]

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European Championships U20 Standings
Group A
 1. Turkey 3-0 
 2. Germany 2-1 
 3. Lithuania 1-2 
 4. Hungary 0-3 
Group B
 1. Israel 2-1 
 2. Spain 2-1 
 3. Finland 2-1 
 4. France 0-3 
Group C
 1. Serbia 2-1 
 2. Ukraine 2-1 
 3. Latvia 1-2 
 4. Slovenia 1-2 
Group D
 1. Czech Rep. 2-1 
 2. Sweden 2-1 
 3. Italy 1-2 
 4. Belgium 1-2 
European Championships U20 Standings Div.B
Group A
 1. Montenegro. 4-0 
 2. Portugal 2-2 
 3. Georgia 2-2 
 4. FYR Macedo. 1-3 
 5. Armenia 1-3 
Group B
 1. Iceland 3-1 
 2. Poland 3-1 
 3. Russia 2-2 
 4. Belarus 2-2 
 5. Estonia 0-4 
Group C
 1. Greece 5-0 
 2. U.Kingdom 4-1 
 3. Ireland 3-2 
 4. Holland 2-3 
 5. Kosovo 1-4 
 6. Albania 0-5 
Group D
 1. Croatia 4-0 
 2. Bosnia 3-1 
 3. Bulgaria 1-3 
 4. Romania 1-3 
 5. Slovakia 1-3 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Markkanen, FIN24.7 
 2. Svoboda, CZE19.5 
 3. Okobo, FRA19.0 
 4. Mocsan, HUN18.8 
 5. Noua, FRA17.0 
 6. Flaccadori, ITA16.5 
 7. Lomazs, LAT15.8 
 8. Koperberg, ISR15.7 
 9. Drammeh, SWE14.7 
 10. Obst, GER14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Regimantas MINIOTAS
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Miniotas, LTU9.2 
 2. Andersson, SWE8.8 
 3. Cavars, LAT8.5 
 4. Markkanen, FIN8.3 
 5. Lambrecht, BEL8.2 
 6. Lazarevic, SRB8.0 
 7. Cancar, SLO7.8 
 8. Wimberg, GER7.7 
 9. Noua, FRA7.6 
 10. Kratzer, GER7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tamir BLATT
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Blatt, ISR7.3 
 2. Sisko, SLO7.0 
 3. Hirvonen, FIN6.2 
 4. Zemaitis, LTU5.3 
 5. Pulpan, CZE5.3 
 6. Birkans, LAT4.8 
 7. Sidorov, UKR4.7 
 8. Garcia, ESP4.0 
 9. Pongo, HUN3.8 
 10. Alonso, ESP3.5 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Arslan, TUR2.7 
 2. Sisko, SLO2.5 
 3. Akyazili, BEL2.5 
 4. Yusta, ESP2.3 
 5. Mykhailiuk, UKR2.3 
 6. Okobo, FRA2.2 
 7. Sidorov, UKR2.0 
 8. Garcia, ESP2.0 
 9. Markkanen, FIN2.0 
 10. Lomazs, LAT2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Andersson, SWE2.2 
 2. Wimberg, GER1.7 
 3. Kratzer, GER1.7 
 4. Sima, ESP1.5 
 5. Yurtseven, UZB1.5 
 6. Cavars, LAT1.5 
 7. Sajus, LTU1.5 
 8. Noua, FRA1.4 
 9. Markkanen, FIN1.3 
 10. Birgander, SWE1.3 
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